Week 1 is generally the hardest. You only had the preseason games to get a feel for the teams, and in those game they rarely played their starters. And let's be honest... you didn't watch them.
So there will be upsets. Surprises. Someone mighty will fall.
Below you will find our picks for this week. Every week we will be posting them, along with out survival pick. The team that we guarantee to win. Feel free to comment with your rebuttals and who your lock is.
This week... I'd say the guarantees would be Detroit over St. Louis, Bears over Colts, Houston over Miami, Philly over Cleveland. The Patriots inconsistency in the preseason scares me a bit, but that is likely nothing to worry about. To read about my Survival League strategy, click here.
As for the upsets, I like Arizona over Seattle and Steelers over Broncos.
P.S. - If you don't believe that I picked the Cowboys, then just look at any pick'em from last year.
|Cowboys @ Giants||Cowboys|
|Colts @ Bears||Bears|
|Eagles @ Browns||Eagles|
|Rams @ Lions||Lions|
|Patriots @ Titans||Patriots|
|Falcons @ Chiefs||Falcons|
|Jaguars @ Vikings||Jaguars|
|Redskins @ Saints||Saints|
|Bills @ Jets||Bills|
|Dolphins @ Texans||Texans|
|49ers @ Packers||Packers|
|Seahawks @ Cardinals||Cardinals|
|Panthers @ Buccaneers||Panthers|
|Steelers @ Broncos||Steelers|
|Bengals @ Ravens||Bengals|
|Chargers @ Raiders||Chargers|